Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo



Volume I of Swedish trilogy is hitting the cinemas around the world on 12-12-11 with Daniel Graig as a journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as a notorious hacker Lisbeth Salander. Movies have already been made in Swedish, but Hollywood could not wait to re-do it. As a person who has already finished reading the entire trilogy, I recommend you all to put this on your watch-list, if you don't have the patience of reading the actual books. The author Stieg Larsson is dead btw, so he did not have the chance to see his work become such a success. Anyways, here is the trailer:



The translation of the book titles makes me laugh. How on earth did they translate Men who Hate Women into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Well anyways, here are titles of the rest, and movies for the rest are bound to come again.

  • VOLUME I: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor)
  • VOLUME II: The Girl who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden)
  • VOLUME III: The Girl who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Luftslottet som sprängdes) 

H&M couldn't also wait to re-do the clothes for the re-making of the Hollywood version. Take a look.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Beautiful SunDay

Sunny days are seldom in Denmark, hence everybody "hygge" - enjoy - themselves in the sun outside. Today, I took the liberty of taking my camera and took some snapshots of Copenhagen with my sister, Gerelmaa (aka Gema). My sister is soon leaving Copenhagen after completing her both bachelor and master degree at Roskilde University and heading back to Ulaanbaatar in early November. With that being said, after this post, the following next five photo-posts are of my sister walking at the streets of Copenhagen, and I was very happy to take these beautiful photos of her and her beloved Copenhagen. 

 I missed taking photos!

Well, enjoy!
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Islands Brygge (2)




Islands Brygge



Reaching Islands Brygge






Christianshavn (2) - Can't Wait to Go Back







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Christianshavn street above is, without a doubt, one of my favorite places in Copenhagen, Denmark - brick streets, old tiny houses, and harbors (see the part I photos from my archive 2011 October). It's a perfect place to take a walk, get a coffee, catch up with friends for serious talks and even for 'romantic' dates :) I can't wait to go back to Copenhagen this August and bid goodbye to all my friends in Denmark. I won't be studying at University of Copenhagen for my masters. I have decided to stay at PricewaterhouseCoopers and pursue my career instead. Hence, this trip in summer might just be my last trip back to my beloved Denmark.

Before I go to the airport to pick up this special person, I'd like to introduce one of the most beautiful places in the world!

The Wadden Sea

I have been to most of the regions in Denmark, thanks to my many great Danish friends. But I have not been to the Northern part - I shall make my wish come true and go there to take lots of beautiful pictures, especially of The Wadden Sea of Denmark - I wanna walk on a water 'like a god' :P. Sadly, this part of region is listed as one of the 100 Places To Remember Before They Disappear, hence, I'd like to do just that. Enjoy the video below!


Christianshavn







Friday, October 07, 2011

PhD scholarships at University of Copenhagen!

PhD Scholarships are offered at each of these departments:
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Anthropology
Employment is to begin on February 1, 2012
Deadline: November 1, 2011

Apply ASAP. (click here for further information regarding how to reply, requirements, etc.)

GOOD LUCK!

Best,
Batzul

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The War Games (1965 Documentary)

The War Game is an Academy Award-winning documentary on nuclear warfare that was made by Peter Watkins in 1965 and was subsequently suppressed by the BBC until 1985. It remains largely unknown despite its historical importance, its high quality, and the looming gravity of its subject.


It's horrible and terribly sad, but must-see.


Source: youtube

Part I



Part II



Part III



Part IV



Final Part

Movies I'm Digging (Nature)

Climate change, global warming, deforestation, pollution, animal rights, nature protection, and so forth issues relating to the dangers to our Earth has become undeniably clear - we see it all around us. Weather is getting more and more extreme, and more plants and animals are getting extinct, etc.

This heat of discussion is no longer only on the newspapers, tv news and other broadcasts, but it has been documented in films before, and films regarding climate issues are increasing now. You may remember the documentary called the HOME (2009) by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, where it is still broadcasted free by YouTube. Try more of these if you are sick and tired of the typical chick-flicks.

BLUE GOLD: World Water Wars (2009)

It's amazing how little I knew of water privatization in the world; or at least how unaware I was of such dilemma. This documentary will open your eyes, as did to mine, and show how blind we were. The following phrases can't seem to leave my mind:

"Water is power. Water is control. Shortage of water creates rivalry and disputes. It is a type of 'economic colonialism', where developing countries are affected deeply and catastrophically. Rich people, rich countries, and powerful transnational organizations can buy their ways to water supplies, but the poor will be ones suffering and fighting for such a 'public good'".





THE COVE (2009) 

I don't know how they made such a terrible story with a twist of an irony. It made me laugh at how these activists coped with the Japanese polices and authorities, and at the same time brought tears in my eyes when I watched how they slaughter such beautiful dolphins.

I was also unaware of such severe mercury poisoning in fish. God, what can we eat these days? I remember the Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary) almost made me a vegetarian, when they documented how foods are processed and brought to our local supermarkets; and this film is not helping either with my appetite.





WASTE LAND (2010) 

A story of Vik Muniz - an artist who had nothing to "have-it-all" - changing lives of group of people who work in landfill of recycling waste in Brazil. An honorable gesture and donation from a person who got all to those who have little.




BARAKA (1992) - absolutely no words will be said, but the message will be undeniably clear.





Well, what did you think of these documentaries? Isn't it inspiring, informative and captivating? 


Let me know!


Best,
B